The ACRE brand combines the power of multiple product solutions operating in a number of enterprise markets to deliver disruptive technologies and services across the globe. The leadership position ACRE embodies in the innovative technology marketplace enables it to seek new opportunities that drive continued and sustained growth while strengthening momentum for future endeavors.

Security Magazine Names Kim Loy to "Women at the Forefront"

ACRE Chief Product Officer Kim Loy is featured in this month’s article on “Security Leadership: Women on the Frontline”. In her interview, Kim talks about perseverance in the enterprise security industry, and a passion to serve, protect and facilitate public/private safety and security.

Open Options Launches Their New Connect Care App

Connect Care is a free app for your smartphone that delivers the most connected experience in the security market by providing you with best-in-class services including education, documentation, personalized support services, media and live chat – all in your pocket.

International Security Journal speaks to ACRE President David Sullivan

In this exclusive interview, ACRE’s David Sullivan talks about the power of leadership during times of crisis, how Vanderbilt Industries and ComNet are teaming up to maximize effectiveness, the need for training around cloud-based solutions and his career spanning 35 years in the security industry.

ACT365 Releases Contact Traceability Reporting

This video demonstration by Vanderbilt showcases an example of how retailers can use ACT365 in an easy way to prevent overcrowding and abide by social distancing measures, including seeing who entered the same door/room and monitoring doors that require cleaning/disinfecting, when re-opening their business.

A Video Conversation with Joe Grillo and Inside Access Control Podcast

Joe Grillo sits down with host Lee Odess to discuss the impact that the current COVID-19 pandemic has had on business, how the access control market is changing overall and how ACRE is navigating these unpredictable times.

We also learn a few other fun facts…
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ACRE Brands Respond to Coronavirus Pandemic

The components and systems provided by ACRE’s brands help secure the highest valued assets of its customers. Each of the ACRE brands has established business continuity plans and guidelines to help guide us through every step of the coming days while maintaining the customer support and service that each of them is known for providing.

Vanderbilt & ComNet Combination Ready to Take Off in 2020 Says Sullivan

“No matter what experience I’ve had in the past with integrating businesses, you end up with a few bumps and challenges. And combining Vanderbilt and ComNet under one umbrella was no different. But now that we are through the learning curve, we’re already starting to see better results.” – David Sullivan, President of ACRE International

Vanderbilt USA Team Rolls Out Webinar Training

The Vanderbilt USA team is rolling out several online webinars to help their customers navigate this time. Webinars will provide added training on the solutions customers have in place as well as product and software demos.

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ISC West 2020 Postponed Until July

Reed Exhibitions, producer of ISC West, announced that the global security industry event will be postponed due to concerns over the expanding coronavirus outbreaks.

The event, which attracts more than 25,000 attendees, was scheduled to be held March 17-20. The July dates are yet to be announced.

Press Release: ACRE to Strengthen Its Management Team with Two New Key Hires

ACRE, a global provider of state-of-the-art security and communication networking systems, announced today that it will be adding two key industry people, Jim Kelly and Chuck O’Leary, to the ACRE management roster.

SDM Podcast: Kim Loy Talks Cyber Security Initiatives

ACRE’s Chief Product Officer talks about the initiatives she’s working to develop for all of ACRE’s products and explores why it’s taken so long for the physical security industry to become more cyber aware in order to protect customers from hackers.

Open Options Announces New Advantage Platinum Status

In 2019, Open Options introduced an enhanced Advantage Dealer Program to recognize and reward dealers for demonstrating outstanding partnership and performance. They just announced the first six dealer partners to attain Advantage Platinum Status. Find out who made the list for 2020.

Vanderbilt Adds Biometric Readers

The latest addition to the ever-growing access control portfolio comes off the back of the launch of Vanderbilt’s Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) readers and the inclusion of Akuvox’s IP Door Entry Phones. As with the BLE readers, the Biometric readers integrate with ACT Enterprise software.

SIW Video: Joe Grillo at GSX 2019

In this “Caught On Camera” segment, catches up with Joe Grillo to discuss what drives ACRE’s M&A strategy, what he’s looking for in potential acquisition targets and other topics including his enthusiasm for mentoring industry startups and concerns about cybersecurity.

Networking in Harsh Conditions

Harsh industrial applications require environmentally hardened products, as the network and the information delivery system have to be up to the task of working at all times, under any conditions. ComNet’s product team gives Security Infowatch a check list of what to look for when choosing equipment.

Kim Loy Selected for IFSEC Influencers 2020 Judging Panel

Kim Loy, Chief Product Officer at ACRE and Member of the Board of Directors for the Security Industry Association (SIA), has been selected to join the International Judging Panel for the IFSEC Global “Top Influencers in Security & Fire” for 2020.

Vanderbilt Launches New Webshop

Vanderbilt has phased out its SPIAP platform, replacing it with a new user-friendly shopping experience that simplifies users’ account administration.

The new webshop is supported by Shopware, responsive on all devices and allows customers to place orders 24/7, 365 days per year with real-time pricing and availability.

Q & A with Egis Capital Partners’ Robert Chefitz, an ACRE Equity Partner recently caught up with Robert Chefitz, Managing Partner at Egis Capital, to get his thoughts on which industry technologies and services are trending up, what characteristics he believes make a company investable and why he chose to focus exclusively on investing in security companies.

School Security: Using Access Control to Protect Students and Staff

When any type or size of threat has been made evident to an educational institution, immediate security protocol nowadays typically involves securing the entire facility and taking all measures necessary to keep intruders out. Vanderbilt and its integration partners can ensure that a campus is prepared to protect its people and assets.

ACRE CMO to SIA: Leverage the Tech Customers Already Use to Build Stronger Solutions

CMO Kim Loy believes the pace of innovation in the security industry is finally catching up to that of technology already available to consumers.

In this SSI article she discusses the industry’s technology advancements and opportunities for women in the global workforce.

Video: Joe Grillo Interviewed by Security Systems News

SSN Editor Paul Ragusa speaks with ACRE CEO Joe Grillo live from the ISC West media studio covering topics such as the momentum of access control cloud-based technologies and worldwide initiatives for ACRE’s products in 2019-2020.

IoT Expert Commentary from Kim Loy on

ACRE CMO and industry veteran Kim Loy writes Shifting Focus: Internet Of Things From The Security Manufacturer’s Perspective, exploring manufacturers’ responsibility for safeguarding data, engaging in vulnerability testing of products and incorporating stringent protections at every stage of product development.

ComNet Enhances Support Services with Vanderbilt Partnership

Vanderbilt and ComNet, both ACRE brands, announced a new strategic integration to offer customers an improved level of service.

The new partnership creates a collaboration between ComNet Europe and Vanderbilt International, leveraging internal systems and supply chain and logistics structures.


Security Magazine Names Kim Loy to "Women at the Forefront"

ACRE Chief Product Officer Kim Loy is featured in this month’s article on “Security Leadership: Women on the Frontline”. In her interview, Kim talks about perseverance in the enterprise security industry, and a passion to serve, protect and facilitate public/private safety and security.

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